Dr Helen Seeley BA, MSC, PHD


research in epidemiology of head injury, service development, outcome and rehabilitation for head injury

Research Focus


head injury


service development


database development

Clinical conditions

Traumatic brain injury


Cross-sectional and cohort studies



judith allanson

Peter Hutchinson

john pickard

Associated News Items



    Al-Tamimi YZ, Guilfoyle M, Seeley H, Laing RJ (2013), “Measurement of long-term outcome in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated surgically.” Eur Spine J 22(11):2552-7 Details

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    Seeley H, Allanson J, Pickard J, Hutchinson P (in submission), “The epidemiology of a specialist neurotrauma clinic: implications for clinical practice and regional service development” Brain Injury


    Seeley H, Maimaris C, Allanson J, Pickard J, Hutchinson P (2013), “Service use following attendance at an emergency department with an head injury: a 6-month survey.” Emerg Med J Details


    Helmy A, Kirkpatrick PJ, Seeley HM, Corteen E, Menon DK, Hutchinson PJ (2012), “Fixed, dilated pupils following traumatic brain injury: historical perspectives, causes and ophthalmological sequelae.” Acta Neurochir Suppl 114:295-9 Details

    Maratos EC, Trivedi R, Richards H, Seeley H, Laing RJ (2012), “Psychological distress does not compromise outcome in spinal surgery.” Br J Neurosurg 26(4):466-71 Details

    Seeley H, Allanson J, Pickard J, Hutchinson P (2012), “Efficiency of hospital reporting systems in detecting head injury admissions.” Br J Neurosurg 26(5):730-5 Details


    Guilfoyle MR, Seeley HM, Corteen E, Harkin C, Richards H, Menon DK, Hutchinson PJ (2010), “Assessing quality of life after traumatic brain injury: examination of the short form 36 health survey.” J Neurotrauma 27(12):2173-81 Details

    Kim M, Guilfoyle MR, Seeley HM, Laing RJ (2010), “A modified Roland-Morris disability scale for the assessment of sciatica.” Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152(9):1549-53; discussion 1553 Details

    Seeley HM, Urqhart C (2010), “Developing the role of a health information professional in a clinical research setting” Evid Based Lib & Info Pract 5(2):35-46


    Guilfoyle MR, Seeley H, Laing RJ (2009), “The Short Form 36 health survey in spine disease--validation against condition-specific measures.” Br J Neurosurg 23(4):401-5 Details

    Richards HK, Seeley HM, Pickard JD (2009), “Efficacy of antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters in reducing shunt infection: data from the United Kingdom Shunt Registry.” J Neurosurg Pediatr 4(4):389-93 Details

    Seeley HM, Kirker S, Harkin C, Dias C, Richards H, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ (2009), “Head injury rehabilitation: the role of a neurotrauma clinic.” Br J Neurosurg 23(5):530-7 Details


    Seeley H, Urquhart C (2008), “Action research in developing knowledge networks.” Health Informatics J 14(4):279-96 Details


    Guilfoyle MR, Ganesan D, Seeley H, Laing RJ (2007), “Prospective study of outcomes in lumbar discectomy.” Br J Neurosurg 21(4):389-95 Details

    Seeley HM (2007), “Developing services for head injury: obtaining the data.” Health Informatics J 13(2):135-53 Details


    Bradley LJ, Kirker SG, Corteen E, Seeley HM, Pickard JD, Hutchinson PJ (2006), “Inappropriate acute neurosurgical bed occupancy and short falls in rehabilitation: implications for the National Service Framework.” Br J Neurosurg 20(1):36-9 Details

    Seeley HM, Hutchinson P (2006), “Rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: challenges and opportunities” ACNR 6(2):22-28

    Seeley HM, Hutchinson P, Maimaris C, Carroll G, Kirker S, Tasker R, Haynes K, Pickard JD (2006), “A decade of change in regional head injury care: a retrospective review.” Br J Neurosurg 20(1):9-21 Details

    Seeley HM, Maimaris C, Hutchinson PJ, Carroll G, White B, Kirker S, Tasker RC, Steward C, Haynes K, Hardy D, Pickard JD (2006), “Standards for head injury management in acute hospitals: evidence from the six million population of the Eastern region.” Emerg Med J 23(2):128-32 Details

    Wilby MJ, Seeley H, Laing RJ (2006), “Laminectomy for lumbar canal stenosis: a safe and effective treatment.” Br J Neurosurg 20(6):391-5 Details


    Haden N, Latimer M, Seeley HM, Laing RJ (2005), “Loss of inter-vertebral disc height after anterior cervical discectomy.” Br J Neurosurg 19(6):469-74 Details


    Buczacki SJ, Kirkpatrick PJ, Seeley HM, Hutchinson PJ (2004), “Late epilepsy following open surgery for aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.” J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 75(11):1620-2 Details

    Pickard JD, Seeley HM, Kirker S, Maimaris C, McGlashan K, Roels E, Greenwood R, Steward C, Hutchinson PJ, Carroll G (2004), “Mapping rehabilitation resources for head injury.” J R Soc Med 97(8):384-9 Details


    Latimer M, Haden N, Seeley HM, Laing RJ (2002), “Measurement of outcome in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy treated surgically.” Br J Neurosurg 16(6):545-9 Details

    Ross N, Hutchinson PJ, Seeley H, Kirkpatrick PJ (2002), “Timing of surgery for supratentorial aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: report of a prospective study.” J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 72(4):480-4 Details


    Laing RJ, Ng I, Seeley HM, Hutchinson PJ (2001), “Prospective study of clinical and radiological outcome after anterior cervical discectomy.” Br J Neurosurg 15(4):319-23 Details

    Seeley HM, Maimaris C, Carroll G, Kellerman J, Pickard JD (2001), “Implementing the Galasko Report on the management of head injuries: the Eastern Region approach.” Emerg Med J 18(5):358-65 Details


    Czosnyka M, Smielewski P, Piechnik S, Schmidt EA, Seeley H, al-Rawi P, Matta BF, Kirkpatrick PJ, Pickard JD (2000), “Continuous assessment of cerebral autoregulation--clinical verification of the method in head injured patients.” Acta Neurochir Suppl 76:483-4 Details


    Hutchinson PJ, Seeley HM, Kirkpatrick PJ (1998), “Factors implicated in deaths from subarachnoid haemorrhage: are they avoidable?” Br J Neurosurg 12(1):37-40 Details


    Hutchinson P, Seeley HM, Whitfield P, Kirkpatrick PJ (1996), “A prospective audit of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage comparing early and late surgery” J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 61:552-3